Monkey nuts are another name for the peanut. It is also known as earthnuts, ground nuts, goober peas, monkey nuts, pygmy nuts and pig nuts.
They are eaten all around the world in various guises and flavours.
So can guinea pigs eat monkey nuts?
Unfortunately they can’t.
It is common knowledge that guinea pigs can’t eat peanuts, but what is the reason for this. Lets take a look at its nutritional data and find out why it is so bad for them.
As you can see, monkey nuts are really bad for guinea pigs for the following reasons;
- Monkey nuts contain a really high amount of phosphorus.
- They contain a bit of calcium
- They have an awful lot of acidic content
- They are extremely fatty
With all these factors, monkey nuts are a real no-go for guinea pigs.
If they happen to nibble on one, they should be fine but they should not be fed to guinea pigs purposely.